Why da peeple on Instructabels have sucdh bad spelleng and grammer!!?


I was just wondering why people on instructables have such bad spelling and grammar, as the title probably would have informed you of.

I'm from England and besides from the obvious difference in languages between Standard English and ,erhm, the so called "American English", people just seem to have appalling spelling.

By the way I was just spelling badly in the title to try and be ironic, but i guess my efforts were futile.
(If you don't know what any of the words mean, LOOK THEM UP).

Take a look at these pics i nicked off the Internet

P.S. Colour looks so much better spelt with a "u"
Spelt, yum yum.
If you don't get the above joke look the word"spelt" up on the Internet

P.P.S. Try and count, and point out the spelling and grammar mistakes I made on this topic.

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uglymike7 years ago
Here's where you learn to spell sotp.
Dipankar7 years ago
Because they are NUTS
& bolt people and not Nobel Laureates.
mibz man7 years ago
because. just accept it
Arano7 years ago
try this out : learn a language by playing games in that language (i don't mean learning games) watch a movie once in a while in that language and through chats in that language... that was most of the way i learned english... and when you learned a new language that way tell me how long it took you...
frollard7 years ago
It's all about simplifying: 

Quoted from somewhere, it's bounced around the interwebs forever:

Europe English

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five year phase-in plan that would be known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k". This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have 1 less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like "fotograf" 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be ekspekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e"s in the language is disgraseful, and they should go away.

By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v". During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi to understand ech ozer. Ze drem vil finali kum tru! And zen world!

kcls frollard7 years ago
It's like selling a house or going for interview. If you don't fix the roof, pick up your pants and eliminate the dog smell the house wont sell, remember to put on your tie and clean your shoes or it's another barrier to getting the job.

I'd image that a very large number of posts on Instructables with bad grammar and spelling etc are probably from our friends who don't have English as their first language. There participation in this site is valuable... how many of us could submit posts to a Polish language instructables... or even a French or Spanish one? Some but not many, and how many of us who could would have the standards of grammar and spelling we have in English?

Unless you want me to subscribe to you or give you a patch or something it just doesn't matter about your spelling and grammar. It's only about meaning and communication as long as the meaning is clear it's ok. It's quite unusual to not instantly understand what was being said. 

I'm also tired of our British hackneyed "joke" that American's don't get irony...what a tiresome notion it's become.

I hope my little rant is peppered with spelling and grammar errors.
zascecs7 years ago
 Most people that are using bad spelling/grammar are those that:

1. Type to fast and post comments right away,

2. Those that don't care to look over their comment to look for mistakes, or

3.Those that just don't know how to spell. Most people with this problem are probably younger people. 
4) the people who are not Americans and/or don't have English as their first language. We try people, we try...
-chase-7 years ago
None of my bussiness really as i don't really look at typo's. or am not that freaked by them.

and perhaps that is the real deal here - you are miss interpreting Typo's with bad grammer.

Here try this if you think you can type so good as to never need the back button or delete key and see how good your "grammer" is.

That is why they invented white out - in the days of manual typing on a typewriter - for type-O's.

Also keep in mind not every browers has a spell check plug in.
mine doesn't.

anyhow - here the LINK - go test your "grammer" or Type-O's and post your results - words per minute versus number of type-o's.

Quote from Wiki - "An average professional typist reaches 50 to 70 wpm, while some positions can require 80 to 95 "

- they didn't say how many typo-s were average but i take it not many for a good secratary or word processor

other than that - don't sweat someone elses typo's... just worry about your own unless the grammer or type-os are so bad you can't read it... then they might not be able to read it either and will correct it if they can still edit the posting.
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